Above Photo: Assange Applies For Appeal To UK Supreme Court: The Imprisoned Publisher Must First Ask The High Court That His Appeal To The Supreme Court Be Approved As A Point Of Law Of General Public Importance. | Twitter @EricMey54351040
For The Country’s Supreme Court To Hear An Appeals Case, It Must Be First Recognized That The Appeal Concerns Legal Matters That Are Important To The Larger Public.
Note: On Monday at 10:45 GMT the High Court in London will announce its decision on whether it will permit Assange to appeal to the U.K. Supreme Court on its ruling to allow his extradition. The High Court’s decision is a formality however, as Assange can apply directly to the Supreme Court to appeal if the High Court does not grant permission.
The Supreme Court’s website says: “An application for permission to appeal must be made first to the Court of Appeal. If that Court refuses permission, an application may be made to The Supreme Court. An application is made by filing an application for permission to appeal.”
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has requested the U.K. High Court of Justice to approve three points of law of general public importance, as at least one certified point is necessary for the Supreme Court to hear Assange’s appeal against extradition to the United States, his fiancee Stella Moris said on Thursday.
For the country’s Supreme Court to hear the case of an appeal, it must be first recognized that the appeal concerns legal matters that are important to the larger public.
“Julian Assange has asked the High Court to certify three points of law of general public importance. The Supreme Court cannot hear his appeal unless the High Court agrees to certify at least one of them. The High Court could notify its decision about certification at any moment,” Moris tweeted.
Assange Asks UK Court to Certify 3 Points of Law to Move Appeal to Supreme Court
— World News (@UUx4whxHO5injW3) January 13, 2022
In December, the London High Court ruled in favor of the U.S. appeal to extradite Assange, overturning an earlier decision that the Wikileaks founder cannot be extradited to the United States due to health issues and the inhumane conditions he might face in the U.S. prison system.
The United States wants Assange on espionage charges after WikiLeaks published thousands of classified documents that shed light on war crimes committed by American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. If put on trial and convicted in the U.S., the Australian journalist faces up to 175 years in prison.